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Researcher: John Webster

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Areas of Expertise
  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical imaging and optics
  • Cellular and molecular engineering
  • Instrumentation and devices
  • Neuroengineering
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Implantable intracranial pressure monitor
  • Safety of less-lethal electromuscular incapacitation device (EMD): stun guns and tasers
  • Biopotential amplifiers and interference
  • Bioelectrodes
  • Finite element method (FEM) computer models
  • Radio frequency ablation
  • Microwave ablation
  • Cryoablation
  • Hepatic cancer
Web Site John Webster's Department of Biomedical Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,777,938 - Fan-beam microwave horn for bloodless resection, issued July 2014.
  • 8,486,065 - Radio-frequency ablation system and method using multiple electrodes, issued July 2013.
  • 7,431,703 - Apparatus and method for measuring and monitoring range of motion of the lumbar spine, issued October 2008.
  • 7,367,974 - Electrode array for tissue ablation, issued May 2008.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20160183803 - Video voiding device for diagnosing lower urinary tract dysfunction, published June 2016.
  • 20100312234 - Fan-beam microwave horn for bloodless resection, published December 2010.
  • 20090036882 - Circumferential electrode array for tissue ablation, published February 2009.
  • 20070049917 - Floating sleeve microwave antenna for tumor ablation, published March 2007.
  • 20060064084 - Electrode array for tissue ablation, published March 2006.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Michael r neuman 25 november 1938-17 february 2016. Ruffle J, Webster JG. Physiol Meas. 2016 May;37(5):E1-2. doi: 10.1088/0967-3334/37/5/E1. Epub 2016 Apr 26. No abstract available.

  • Feasibility and usability of a wearable orthotic for stroke survivors with hand impairment. Lakshminarayanan K, Wang F, Webster JG, Seo NJ. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2016 Jan 6:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Application of vibration to wrist and hand skin affects fingertip tactile sensation. Lakshminarayanan K, Lauer AW, Ramakrishnan V, Webster JG, Seo NJ. Physiol Rep. 2015 Jul 14;3(7). pii: e12465. doi: 10.14814/phy2.12465. Epub 2015 Jul 14.

  • Simultaneous comparison of 1 gel with 4 dry electrode types for electrocardiography. Meziane N, Yang S, Shokoueinejad M, Webster JG, Attari M, Eren H. Physiol Meas. 2015 Mar;36(3):513-29. doi: 10.1088/0967-3334/36/3/513. Epub 2015 Feb 16.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Medical University S Carolina, Pediatrics
  • Clemson University, Bioengineering
  • University of Washington, Surgery
  • Northwester University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Surgery
Research Tools
  • Computer FEM Models
Research Facilities
  • Biomedical Engineering Center for Translational Research
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-233-8410
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biomedical Engineering / Neurological Surgery
Title Emeritus Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 6205 Mineral Point Rd. Apt. 222
Address Line 2
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53705
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1967
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Floating Sleeve Microwave Antenna for Tumor Ablation

Radio Frequency Ablation System Using Multiple Electrodes

Electrode Array for Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation

Fan-Beam Microwave Horn for Improved Organ Resection